The non-profit Swedish Sea Rescue Society has a strong reputation for innovation in maritime Search and Rescue and has chosen to proceed with the implementation of SafeTrx as part of that strategy. The SSRS will seek to use SafeTrx to help promote safe and responsible recreational boating on the Swedish coast and on the major inland lakes. We hope that SafeTrx will help to enhance safety for water users along Sweden’s long coastline, with its many archipelagos, as well as on many inland lakes.
Head of Research and Development, Sjöräddningssällskapet (Swedish Sea Rescue Society)
With the full support of the MCA, the RYA SafeTrx app promotes enjoyable boating, a safe mind set and good practice. The software consulting company behind the development of SafeTrx, 8 West Consulting, is striving to make this the default technology for keeping the ordinary seafarer safer at sea. With that goal in mind, it is vital that the product continues to adapt to new challenges and opportunities.
Cruising Manager, Royal Yachting Association
For us, SafeTrx has been a truly useful tool, helping to pinpoint distress situations precisely so our crews can respond effectively.
Martin Fuhr Bolstad
Director of Digitalisation and Projects, Redningsselskapet
When we receive an emergency call we need a huge amount of information fast. This app helps us access all your details, so that you can get a swifter response with the right resources. RYA SafeTrx uses real-time advanced technology. CG66 was just a database, but the new app allows users to do so much more, including summoning the Coastguard – which could save lives. The precise geolocation feature for example, allows the Coastguard to know where the caller is, an important consideration when the person in distress is unsure of where they are, disoriented, injured or unfamiliar with the area.
Director of Maritime Operations & HM Coastguard, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
In 2018, our second full year of using SafeTrx, there have been 33 assistance calls initiated through the app. The amount has nearly doubled compared to the previous year. At the same time, the number has increased by 33%.
CEO of the Finnish Lifeboat Institution
The SafeTrx application reinforces the Dubai Police strategy, to make Dubai safe and support the strategic plan for artificial intelligence. The SafeTrx application serves registered land and sea users within the Dubai application which exceeds two million users
Lt. Col. Engineer Hussein Bin Ghalaita Al Muhairi
SafeTrx gives rescue services access to data the skippers provide themselves as long as they are in range of a mobile network. In case of an emergency, the MRCC can use the stored data to support search missions. Sometimes the information we get on missing leisure boats is very poor. We are sure that SafeTrx can help to close this gap and will be of great support to locate people who need assistance, and it will minimise false alerts from family members that we often get if crews are overdue.
Executive Director, German Maritime Search & Rescue Service
“We’re delighted to join sea rescue organisations worldwide in bringing SafeTrx to Finland. Offering SafeTrx to our volunteers, members and boating community enhances Finnish Lifeboat Institute’s marine search and rescue services, ultimately improving safety along Finland’s coastline and inland lakes. As a proven maritime safety platform, we are confident SafeTrx can help reduce the risk of maritime accidents and the loss of human lives at sea in Finland.”
Vice Chairman of the Board, Finnish Lifeboat Institute
The Norwegian Sea Rescue Society has decided to enter into a cooperation with several other sea rescue organisations around the world in implementing the SafeTrx safety app for boaters. The excellent technology and the tight cooperation with other sea rescue organisations is key for us moving forwards with SafeTrx.
Martin Fuhr Bolstad
CIO, Norwegian Sea Rescue Society.
Offering SafeTrx to our boating community enhances MRQ’s marine search and rescue services, ultimately improving safety along Queenslands 2,700km coastline. With tens of thousands of Sail Plans filed in Australia and other countries, the system is a proven solution in mobile vessel tracking.
President, Marine Rescue Queensland
Safetrx is an international product with a solid reputation. It has been successfully used in other countries around the globe and we are excited to announce the launch of RSA SafeTrx. It is another tool that paddlers and small craft users can add to their safety equipment, which will help to take the search out of Search and Rescue.
Dr Cleeve Robertson
CEO, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)
This new SafeTrx App has the potential to get our resources on-scene as quickly as possible which will in turn save lives.
National Commodore, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
When we learned about SafeTrx and its enormous benefits, we knew we had to bring it to the UK.
Cruising Manager, Royal Yachting Association
When did they set off? Where were they going? When were they due back? What was their last known location? These are all vital pieces of the puzzle and the Coastguard welcomes any system that can contribute to the information gathering effort. RYA SafeTrx will help provide this information, meaning that valuable time is not lost.
Head Of Maritime Operations At The Maritime Coastguard Agency
Around 50% of the incidents managed by the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency are related to leisure activities. Salvamento MarÃtimo SafeTrx can locate, track and monitor vessels in distress which are not required to have neither GMDSS equipment nor VTS systems, providing a new approach to deal with these kind of incidents. We are sure this application can play a significant role in improving safety in coastal waters!
Juan Luis Pedrosa
Director, Spanish Maritime Safety Agency
The KNRM (Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution) is very pleased that the Dutch boating and surfing community adopted the Safetrx app “KNRM Helps” as a useful tool to make boating safer. We have contributed to the safety at sea by giving opportunities to be better prepared for activities in open water and at sea. By creating awareness to plan your boat trip and consulting checklist, VHF channels, harbour information, sea- and weather conditions, we prevent people to be surprised by unexpected circumstances. This also prevents our volunteer lifeboat crews to be alerted for needless accidents. And if fate strikes, the KNRM Helps app makes calling for help easier and the search and rescue far more effective.
CEO Of KNRM, The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution